Since their inception in 1986, the Acorn Awards, affectionately known as the 30 under 30, have sought to recognise the brightest prospects in the hospitality industry.

Run in association with our partner ACT Clean, they recognise the flair and passion of 30 rising stars in hospitality. Past winners represent every sector of the hospitality industry, and have been nominated by their peers for making an impression in their field.

The 2018 winners were invited to take part in an Acorn Awards weekend at The Lygon Arms, Worcestershire, on 3 and 4 June.

To qualify for this award, nominees need only meet three criteria – they must be in the hospitality industry, be under the age of 30 on 4 June 2018, and be available to attend the winners' weekend.